What your buyers need to know about natural disaster insurance

As Americans begin to rebuild from natural disaster, one thing has become clear: most homeowners didn’t have the proper insurance.

Podcast: 8 ways to keep working when disaster strikes your market

It’s a plan that we sincerely hope none of you have to implement anytime soon, but it’s imperative to plan for the worst and hope for the best, so here we are. Our show today was inspired by one of our students and listeners after having been evacuated…

Hurricane Matthew home damage expected to be in the billions

Some homeowners are bracing for the worst as Hurricane Matthew now claws and crawls its way up the east coast of Florida …

6 times mother nature didn’t care about real estate in 2016

Mother nature doesn’t care about real estate. It never has. Mother nature doesn’t care if you have an open house. Mother nature doesn’t care about your longterm investment. Mother nature does what it does, and you, with your ineradicable entrepreneuria…

Keller Williams raises $1.8 million for West Virginia flood victims

After 1,200 destroyed homes, 23 deaths and the far less important canceling of the PGA U.S. Open, Keller Williams has banded together to send $1.8 million dollars to West Virginia to help people in need and the flood relief …

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you can arm yourself w…

Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s — the famed French Quarter watering hole — were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters that summer. Everyone in the Big Easy was enjoying life and letting the bon ton roulette (the good times roll) …

Could the Houston floods have been prevented?

Short answer: No. And there really isn’t a long answer as far as “yes” simply because one cannot predict, much less disrupt, this disastrous amount of rain fall in fourth largest city in the America. What Houston can do moving forward is assess its rap…

How to make sure the flood maps don’t soak your buyers

After the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, FEMA felt it necessary to expand the flood zones. This ensured areas that might have fallen out of range of normal flooding are now covered due to the widespread damage from prev…

5 tips to help educate your clients about homeowner’s insurance

As a real estate agent, you are the best resource for your clients when it comes to finding, purchasing and protecting their new home. Appraisers, inspectors, lenders and decorators — you are your clients’ go-to authority when it comes to all necessit…